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ruedetropal



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2016 10:43 pm    Post subject: Rainhill this weekend Reply with quote

I am at Rainhill this weekend. Maybe a small show but friendly and well organised.
I have same set up as Eurotrack last weekend.

http://www.rainhillmrc.org.uk/

Preston are same weekend, it always seems to be snow when the are on. Just wish clubs could spread their exhibitions out, as it is also Narrow Gauge North on Saturday, over in Pudsey.
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Simon Dawson
Will try anything once, looking for the ultimate easy to set up portable exhibition layout, preferably French narrow gauge and with lots going on, not necessary on the rails.

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Blackcloud Railways



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was planning to visit Rainhill but it's also Mothers' Day this weekend and I've said I'd visit her on Saturday. If I still had a car it'd be easy, Rainhill in the morning and Mother in the afternoon, but I'll be travelling by train.

Sundays are a definite public transport no-no, I've spent far too long on rail-replacement buses over the years to venture anywhere beyond walking distance on the Sabbath. Wink
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ruedetropal



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It should be remembered that the 'Mother' in Mothers Day is the Church not your mother, and it is more an excuse for companies to make more money. Mothers Day was never a big event when I was growing up. The other 364/5 days were just as important as far as families were concerned.
Given the historic importance of Rainhill(the place not the exhibition), it is a sham(e) that trains being replaced by buses should stop anyone getting there on a Sunday.
Anyway, visiting your mother on Sunday, would leave Saturday free to visit exhibition on Saturday.
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Blackcloud Railways



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Simon. Try getting somewhere, anywhere, and back that involves three or more trains in each direction on a Sunday then let me know if you change your mind about the previous post. Rolling Eyes Twisted Evil Wink
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ruedetropal



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

when my parents moved to France, there was no chance of popping down to see my mother . Did spend a lot of time on phone though.
My children are not even that good. A couple have remembered and sent something, but as far as I know none are coming over.
I do remember a very nice 'Mothers Day' spent at Didcot Railway Centre when we used to live down there.
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